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Martin  •  Link

Died April 1664. She was the daughter of Sir Richard Pepys (Lord Chief Justice of Ireland 1655-9). Sir Richard was first cousin of Samuel Pepys's father.

San Diego Sarah  •  Link

"My wife gone this afternoon to the burial of my she-cozen Scott, ..." It sounds as if Elizabeth attended this funeral.

At Tom's funeral -- http://www.pepysdiary.com/diary/1664/03/18/ -- "And being come to the grave as above, Dr. Pierson, the minister of the parish, did read the service for burial: and so I saw my poor brother laid into the grave; and so all broke up; and I and my wife and Madam Turner and her family to my brother’s, ..." it sounds to me as if Elizabeth and Mrs. Turner attended.

Yet we established that women at this time did not attend funerals. Perhaps they sat in the parlor and waited for the men to return? Doesn't sound like that. Perhaps only close relatives attended funerals? Anyone got any information on this?

Terry Foreman  •  Link

At the funeral of Benjamin Scott ("cousin" by marriage to Judith n. Pepys -- see above) :Thence to my cozen Scott’s, and there met my cozen Roger Pepys, and Mrs. Turner, and The. and Joyce, and prated all the while, and so with the “corps” to church and heard a very fine sermon of the Parson of the parish, and so homeward with them in their coach..home. Women were present. https://www.pepysdiary.com/diary/1664/12/16/

Terry Foreman  •  Link

Pepys records an apparent contradiction:

26 April 1664 "My wife gone this afternoon to the burial of my she-cozen Scott, a good woman; and it is sad consideration how the Pepys's decay, and nobody almost that I know in a present way of increasing them."
https://www.pepysdiary.com/diary/1664/04/26/

16 December 1664: "Thence to my cozen Scott’s"
An L&M footnote reads: "Her husband, Benjamin Scott, citizen and pewterer, of St Sepulchre's, Holborne, had died. In his will (of the 9th) he had left Pepys 20s. for a mourning-ring." https://www.pepysdiary.com/diary/1664/12/16/#c5...

Terry Foreman  •  Link

Pepys records an apparent contradiction concerning Judith (Pepys) Scott:

26 April 1664 "My wife gone this afternoon to the burial of my she-cozen Scott, a good woman; and it is sad consideration how the Pepys's decay, and nobody almost that I know in a present way of increasing them."
https://www.pepysdiary.com/diary/1664/04/26/

16 December 1664: "Thence to my cozen Scott’s"
An L&M footnote reads: "Her husband, Benjamin Scott, citizen and pewterer, of St Sepulchre's, Holborne, had died. In his will (of the 9th) he had left Pepys 20s. for a mourning-ring." https://www.pepysdiary.com/diary/1664/12/16/#c5...

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